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Making the garage a shop #10: More storage for the shop.

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Blog entry by Shawn K. posted 1150 days ago 3144 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: South Wall, Done Part 10 of Making the garage a shop series no next part

My last entry showed the south wall being finished, and french cleats hung up. I had to chose a direction. Either build a tool cabinet, or take advantage of some other wasted space. So I decided to fill in the gap underneath my Sjoberg’s hobby bench.

It’s been a love hate relationship with that bench. It’s light, it walks all over the place when I’m planing, and it never felt very beefy. I loved it because my wife bought it for me, knowing I didn’t have time to build a bench of my own before the need was overwhelming.

So, Here’s what I did to use the space.

Those three drawers hold all my measuring/marking tools, a chisel set, and other stuff that is small, useful, and gets lost all the time.

The carcase is 3/4-ish ply, done over with some leftover danish oil. The drawers are pine, with the face being blue stain pine, finished with some bullseye shellac.

After all this was finished I was inspired for some innovation. So, I decided to make something nobody has ever seen before.

I call it, “Bhocks.” It has 5 sides, and a cleat on the back to hide it. The joinery is the most clever bit. I call it, “Bhutt joints.” I’m thinking of patenting, or selling plans.

Seriously, it serves it’s purpose, holds the chargers for my drills, and a plethora of hand power tools. It’s amazing how much better it is when you don’t have to stumble over a jigsaw or circlular saw when trying to dig some lumber out of the pile.

Nothing impressive, but certainly some skill-building opportunites. The box shelf not withstanding.

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.



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#1 posted 1149 days ago

I bet that added weight in there adds some ballast to the bench, at least slowing down the dancing across the shop whilst you plane…

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#2 posted 1149 days ago

dbhost, Oh yeah, that bench is pretty solid now. The cabinet is screwed into the legs, and it seemed to tighten it up. The weight is an added bonus for certain.

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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